Women of a wide range of ages and personal professional backgrounds are drawn to Machon Chana as a result of its outstanding reputation for academic excellence, combined with its warm Chassidic atmosphere.
Women studying in Machon Chana range in age, affiliations, financial and professional backgrounds and country of origin, but share a thirst for learning and a quest to grow in their commitment to Torah. The average student is in her early twenties, and post college, but students’ ages range from 18 to single and married women in their thirties to sixties who attend as well. Machon Chana resembles a mini-UN and it is quite common to hear conversations in seven languages simultaneously.
The Machon Chana student body is comprised of approximately 50% international students, including women from North America, South America, Europe, Australia, South Africa, and Israel, as well as all over Eastern Europe.
The diversity of cultural and social background of the students creates an unparalleled learning experience. Many of the over 15,000 alumnae of Machon Chana have gone on to occupy senior professional positions in Jewish education and communal service in their communities. In addition, Machon Chana alumnae have become role models of Jewish outreach professionals, filling the need for Jewish continuity.